Antelope Canyon - The Grudge - Page

 

After leaving Grand Canyon we moved on to Page. We stayed there for three nights and went for the "The Grudge" next to the famous "The Wave". 

Of course we also took a closer look a the Antelope Canyon. 

Besides that we tried to see the whole area around Page including Gooseneck. 

Antelope Canyon

 

Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew.

 

The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tsé bighánílíní, which means "the place where water runs through rocks."

 

Lower Antelope Canyon is Hazdistazí (advertised as "Hasdestwazi" by the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department), or "spiral rock arches."

 

Both are located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation.

 

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The Grudge
The Grudge

The Grudge

 

We did not manage to get a permit for "The Wave" so we went for "The Grudge" instead! Rumors has it that this trail is way much better then going for "The Wave". 

And I have to say the hike itself was awesome. 

The starting point is the same as for "The Wave". If you got enough time left and also a friend waiting for you in Page you can even hike in around 8 hours to the City of Page. 

Lake Powell
Lake Powell

Glen Canyon Dam

 

Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona in the United States, near the town of Page. The dam was built to provide hydroelectricity and flow regulation from the upper Colorado River Basin to the lower. Its reservoir is called Lake Powell, and is the second-largest artificial lake in the country, extending upriver well into Utah.

 

Lake Powell Dam
Lake Powell Dam

The dam is named for Glen Canyon, a colorful series of gorges, most of which now lies under the reservoir.

 

Height: 710 ft (220 m)

Length: 1,560 ft (480 m)

Dam volume: 4,110,000 m3

 

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Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend

 

Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona.

It is accessible via hiking a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) round trip from U.S. Route 89, but an access road also reaches the geological structure.

Horseshoe Bend can be viewed from the steep cliff above.

 

 

The overlook is 4,200 feet (1,300 m) above sea level, and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet (980 m) above sea level, making it a 1,000-foot (300 m) drop.

The rock walls of Horseshoe Bend contain a variety of minerals, among which are hematite, platinum and garnet.

 

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For more of beautiful area around Page see the following Album.